Hibs stalwart 'delighted' after signing contract extension

Siobhan Hunter has signed a new contract with Hibs Women, the club have announced.

The club stalwart has been in the first team since graduating from the academy in 2012, releasing a lifelong dream by representing the team she grew up supporting.

It’s been a happy few days for the 28-year-old, who got engaged to team-mate Shannon McGregor at the weekend during a holiday away prior to pre-season.

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"I’m delighted to sign an extension at the club I love,” Hunter said of her new deal. “I’m proud to represent this club and badge.

Siobhan Hunter celebrates after scoring against Slavia Prague in the Champions League in 2019. Picture: SNS

“Everyone knows what the club means to me, the best of me is yet to come. I can’t wait to get started again in pre-season. I’m excited for the changes being made by the club.”

Manager Dean Gibson added: “Shiv signing on again at the club is great news. She’s a player who is entering the peak stage of her career, which hopefully means her best years are about to come.

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“Her ability is undoubted but the experience that comes with it is a huge bonus and something you can’t just replace. Shiv knows what being a Hibs player takes and hopefully her passion for the club can rub off onto the rest of the group - especially with the amount of change we have had at the club recently.”

Hunter and the rest of her team-mates will be looking to improve on last season’s performance. Hibs finishing fourth behind the trio of full-time clubs in the 2021/22 SWPL 1, they were disappointed to end of the campaign 34 points away from champions Rangers.

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